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Neighbor Shoots Stabbing Suspect and Accidentally Shoots Boyfriend During Domestic Violence Incident in Portland

PORTLAND, OR — A violent domestic dispute in north Portland escalated when a neighbor intervened, resulting in two men being shot and injured. The incident took place on Friday night in the 6600 block of North Fessenden Street. According to the Portland Police Bureau, the situation began just after 9 p.m. when officers responded to reports of a woman being…

Resident Startled by Intruder After Returning Home at 1 AM, Fatally Shoots Suspect

DENVER, CO — Early Sunday morning, an intruder was shot and killed by a resident at an apartment near the University of Denver campus, according to Denver Police. The incident took place inside One Observatory Park, an apartment building on East Evans Avenue just east of South University Boulevard. The resident, a man, returned home just before 1 a.m. and…

Homeowner Fends Off Multiple Intruders in Tupelo, Mississippi During Home Invasion

TUPELO, MS — A home invasion on Monday night in Tupelo ended with the homeowner successfully defending himself and his property. On July 15, 2024, around 11:00 PM, a resident in the 400 block of Goodlett Street reported that his home was broken into while he was present. The homeowner was alerted by a loud noise coming from the rear…

Omaha Homeowner Shoots Former Roommate Acting Erratically in Self-Defense

OMAHA, NE — Omaha police have identified Nicholas Gomez, 40, as the man killed in a shooting early Tuesday at a residence near 51st and Q Streets. Officers responded to the scene at approximately 2:20 a.m. after reports of gunfire. Inside the home, police discovered Gomez with a fatal gunshot wound. The homeowner, present during the incident, was questioned and…

Stepson Fatally Shoots Mother’s Armed Ex-Boyfriend Who Broke In w/ Axe Despite Protection Orders

ORION TOWNSHIP, MI — An armed intruder, identified as 67-year-old Galen Gavitt of Unionville, was fatally shot by his ex-girlfriend’s stepson during a break-in at their Orion Township home yesterday. Gavitt had a personal protection order and an extreme risk protection order against him. The protection order aimed to prevent harassment and contact, while the extreme risk protection order allowed…

Man Fatally Shoots Attacker After Being Punched and Robbed While Playing Pokémon Go

ANDERSON, IN — A deadly shooting in downtown Anderson on Monday evening may be justified under Indiana’s self-defense laws, according to the local prosecutor. The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. along 9th Street, where a 51-year-old businessman was playing a Pokémon-style scavenger hunt on his phone. He was ambushed by 43-year-old Michael Piercy, a homeless man who punched him…

Florida Man Uses Backup Gun to Shoot Robber After Primary Gun is Stolen

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL — A fatal shooting at Forest Creek Apartments in Escambia County, Florida, has been ruled a “Stand Your Ground” case by Sheriff Chip Simmons. The incident occurred on Friday at around 5:45 p.m., when a confrontation between two men escalated into an armed robbery. According to the local news media, one man robbed the other of a gun…

Gun Rights Groups Win Against Minnesota’s 18-20 Concealed Carry Age Limit

ST. LOUIS, MO — In a landmark ruling, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals declared Minnesota’s ban on carrying firearms for 18- to 20-year-olds unconstitutional. The decision in Worth v. Jacobson reaffirms that age-based firearm bans violate the Second Amendment. The court found that the state failed to provide sufficient evidence to justify the ban, emphasizing that the right to…

Pennsylvania Man Fatally Shot After Pepper Spraying Family in Road Rage Incident

Harrisburg, PA – The Dauphin County District Attorney, Fran Chardo, announced that no criminal charges will be filed in the shooting death of Paul M. Kattouf. The Harrisburg Bureau of Police conducted a thorough investigation and concluded that the use of deadly force by the shooter was justified under Pennsylvania’s self-defense laws. The incident occurred when a family, consisting of…